Fully integrated solar roofing solution from Kyocera generates 267 kWp of power
16 July 2010
Kyoto / Neuss – The Japanese technology group Kyocera, a leading manufacturer of photovoltaic panels, is supplying KD210GH-2PU modules in France for a fully integrated solar roofing solution in conjunction with the MV3 integration system developed by Mecosun. This solar installation generates peak power levels of 267 kilowatts (kWp).
Kyocera has supplied a total of 1,272 high-performance KD210GH-2PU modules that generate 267 kWp of power across a surface area of 2,000 m2. The modules replace conventional roofing entirely, and ensure functionality in conjunction with the MV3 integration system manufactured by Mecosun. The photovoltaic system (integration structure + module) is fully water-resistant, and is currently undergoing certification as part of a Technical Assessment conducted by the CSTB (scientific and technical monitoring body for the construction industry in France). The construction itself was designed, implemented and installed by Eclair SA. Installation work began in February, with the construction being finalized in April.
Under standard test conditions, the Kyocera solar module in use – KD210GH-2PU – generates 210 Wp. And at 16% efficiency, it guarantees an increased annual energy yield.
Kyocera's exacting standards in terms of the quality of its products played a crucial role in the investor's decision, and ensure maximum value and reliability. Backed by more than 35 years of experience, this Japanese company manufactures all components at its own production sites – from the processing of raw materials, to module production, through to cell construction. Kyocera has also implemented an extremely stringent quality control system that maximizes the benefit to the customer.